Jeremy Wolk’s practice encompasses various business and corporate law matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, commercial deals, strategic initiatives and intellectual property transactions. His clients range from IP-centric startups to Fortune 150 corporations, which he counsels on the purchase, sale, development and monetization of content and technology assets, as well as, information technology and business process outsourcing transactions.
I am a transactional attorney focusing on the acquisition, divestiture, commercialization and utilization of companies, assets and market offerings. While diverse in nature, my clients tend to have core assets that are based in intellectual property, many of whom I have advised though the trials, tribulations and triumphs inherent to such companies. Prior to joining NP, I was the senior vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary of iVillage Inc., a public company listed on the NASDAQ National Market acquired by NBC Universal, Inc. for $600 million. My experience leading buy, sale and business venture processes provides a unique insight into such transactions.
I assist clients with buying and selling companies and assets. My industry experience is broad in scope and scale from small manufacturers, software developers and food purveyors to international wine distributors, aviation services companies and media businesses.
I have vast experience in the inbound and outbound licensing of patents, trademarks and copyrights in many industries including software, media, information technology, renewable energy, biotech and emerging technology. Through legal mechanisms I assist these companies with maximizing monetization and protection of these IP assets. I also advise on the services that often accompany the creation, maintenance or enhancement of intellectual property assets.
I advise clients on global and domestic technology and service transactions to facilitate strategic initiatives, protect assets and avoid the pitfalls inherent to these transactions. I regularly strategize, draft and negotiate agreements for classic information technology and business process outsourcing, cloud and “as-a-service” offerings, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. As these transactions often include data security and privacy risks, I team with clients to design practical and legal protections.
As a General Counsel of iVillage Inc. and NBC Universal, Inc., I spent seven years advising the company and its numerous foreign and domestic subsidiaries on day-to-day operational activities for their online, print and television offerings. As such, I have a unique understanding of the commercial activities and the demands of a general counsel and since joining NP have acted as external general counsel for clients with no legal department to assisting companies with legal departments the size of some law firms.
I represent a myriad of venture capitalists, private equity funds, financial institutions and issuers in securities offerings and financing activities. In addition to traditional debt and equity issuances and investments, I have advised IP-focused private equity funds with patent commercialization funding arrangements, international banks with commercial financings of film and television productions and major universities with venture investments.
Cash flows from intellectual property will diversify as owners seek new methods to monetize core and under-utilized assets, private equity funds target IP portfolios as a new investment class and investors participate in the new Intellectual Property Exchange International. We will be ready to assist in traditional and novel ways for buying, selling and commercializing IP assets.
Rochester Business Journal | October 20, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column about the Department of Education’s recent decision to withdraw of Obama-era Title IX guidance.
Rochester Business Journal | September 22, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column on early-stage legal considerations for entrepreneurs and startups.
Rochester Business Journal | July 28, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard contributed this column about a Title IX lawsuit in which the plaintiff alleged deliberate indifference to her complaint by the university.
Rochester Business Journal | June 16, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column about the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act, which was passed by the New York City Council and is the country’s first payment protection measure for freelance workers/non-employees.
Buffalo Law Journal | May 26, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk is quoted in this article about the critical role attorneys can have on the business team for startup companies.
Rochester Business Journal | May 19, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Long Island partner Chris Gegwich co-authored this article about employee protections in states that currently allow marijuana for medical purposes or recreational use.
Rochester Business Journal | April 21, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington DC IP counseling and transactions partner Jeff Costellia and Chicago IP counseling and transactions associate Angelo Christopher co-authored this column about a Supreme Court decision regarding the reach of U.S. patent rights for exported products.
Rochester Business Journal | March 17, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and labor and employment associate Jenny Holmes co-authored this column about cybersecurity due diligence.
Rochester Business Journal | February 10, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington DC nonprofit organizations partner Michael Cooney and Rochester nonprofit organizations counsel Anita Pelletier co-authored this column about updates to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 and what New York nonprofits will need to do in order to comply.
Rochester Business Journal | January 13, 2017
Rochester Business Journal | December 09, 2016
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and San Francisco labor and employment associate Traci Bernard-Marks co-authored this article about impacts the Trump administration may have on labor and employment law.
Rochester Business Journal | November 11, 2016
Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Jeremy Wolk and M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Isaac Figueras authored this column about the fiduciary duties of boards of directors at year end.
Rochester Business Journal | October 17, 2016
Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Washington DC M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Mike Cooney authored this column about privacy issues surrounding charitable donors in New York.
Rochester Business Journal | September 23, 2016
Rochester partners Jeremy Wolk and David Tennant authored this column discussing the impact of the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Rochester Business Journal | August 19, 2016
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column that discusses cloud service agreements.
WROC-TV (CBS Rochester) | April 22, 2015
Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Jeremy Wolk discusses the legal risks surrounding cloud computing.
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Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University, M.B.A., Banking & Finance
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.
Ithaca College, B.S., Sport Management/Pre-Law
Jeremy was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the fields of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. Jeremy has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2016.
Jeremy has been named a Recognized Practitioner in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 for Corporate/M&A (New York (Upstate)).
Jeremy was selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list in 2013-2016 in the area of Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Intellectual Property.